Estero, Fla. - Florida goaltender Trevor Cann turned away all 23 shots on goal as the Everblades blanked the South Carolina Stingrays, 4-0, Saturday at Germain Arena.
The Stingrays (40-23-2-4) hold a 4-4-0-0 head-to-head record against the South Division rivals this season. Florida improved to 34-26-3-5.
The Everblades kicked off the scoring midway through the first period when forward Evan Bloodoff lifted a shot over the blocker of Stingrays netminder Pheonix Copley (33 saves on 37 shots) from between the faceoff circles at 8:22. Forward Geoff Walker made it 2-0 at 15:24, finding space between the legs of Copley from the right-wing circle.
In the second period, forward Brandon MacLean deflected a shot from defenseman Mike Little past Copley at 6:45 for a three-goal advantage. Moments later, Everblades captain Mathieu Roy completed the game scoring with his team-leading 26th goal of the season at 12:43. Through two periods, Everblades fired 30 shots on Copley to the Stingrays' 11 on Cann.
The Stingrays went 0 for 4 on the power play, while the Everblades went 0 for 2.
The Stingrays and Everblades close the regular-season series at 5 p.m. Sunday at Germain Arena. The Stingrays' five-game road trip ends on Tuesday against the Greenville Road Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.
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